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November 2009

iPod Touch in the house

by Alexandre Denault, on Music, iPod

iPod Touch in the house

Have you ever heard about iPod envy? I’ve heard it’s when you buy a second iPod, the first gets envious.

I bought my first iPod about three years ago, a 2GB nano to replace my dying rio player. About a year after, I upgraded to a 80gig iPod video, which I’ve never been able to fill completely. I was in love, I carried the little thing everwhere. But, as with all consumer electronic, the honeymoon period ended and I upgraded.

As the title suggests, I purchased an iPod Touch, the 32gig model. I must admit that this is me giving into peer pressure. A large number of people in my environment have an iPod touch or an iPhone and they love it. I refuse to get an iPhone, as it is pretty close to a blackberry and those things ruin lives. But the iPod Touch seemed like a good buy,since I use my iPod daily. I’m actually typing this post on it from the train. So how does it fair?

Music, video, and pictures, it does perfectly. This should be a no brained, iPods have been doing this for years. The real magic lies in all the applications available for it. So far, I’ve only played with the wordpress application, skype and a game called dungeon hunter. Still, I’m impressed. I would say the biggest challenge has been learning to type on the thing. It coming along slow, but good.

So should my other iPod be envious? Well, I will be using it a lot less often, but I still plan on using it, especially given the lousy reputation the Touch has with battery life. But yeah, it should be really jealous, it just got totally outclassed.

Alexandre Denault
Alexandre Denault

Veteran software developer and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Avid computer enthusiast (geek) who has been dabbling with technology ever since his Dad brought home an 8086 computer.

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